May 2014 Clubs @ Cambridge

PHOTO BY KARL ZABINSKI. Cambridge student members of the Student Nurses Association and HOSA participated in a day long Spring Into Preparedness workshop on March 28.PHOTO BY KARL ZABINSKI. Cambridge student members of the Student Nurses Association and HOSA participated in a day long Spring Into Preparedness workshop on March 28.

PHOTO BY KARL ZABINSKI. Cambridge student members of the Student Nurses Association and HOSA participated in a day long Spring Into Preparedness workshop on March 28.

PHOTO BY KARL ZABINSKI. Cambridge student members of the Student Nurses Association and HOSA participated in a day long Spring Into Preparedness workshop on March 28.

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)
by Mary Garrity
Public relations coordinator

The Cambridge Campus HOSA club provides students interested in a health care profession an opportunity to network with fellow students and professionals in health care, participate in volunteer activities, and gain training in health care.
Earlier this spring, the Cambridge HOSA and SNA club sponsored a Medical Reserve Corp “Spring into Preparedness” workshop that was held at the Cambridge Campus. HOSA club members are continually actively working on becoming part of the Medical Reserve Corp by taking onsite and online courses.  Volunteers in the Medical Reserve Corp are activated when a disaster occurs and medical care is needed for a large group of people.
Earlier this year HOSA members toured Isanti County’s emergency preparedness operation and public health department, participated in a disaster simulation for the Emergency Department of the Cambridge Medical Center, visited and participated in activities with residents of GracePointe Crossing, and attended a tour at United Hospital in St. Paul.
HOSA members will continue to make seat belt port protectors and other items for Cambridge Medical Center cancer patients and nursing home residents.
We welcome new members at any time and new ideas for growing our club activities! The next monthly meeting will be on May 2 in E226 at noon.

Club President:  Kelsey Boden,
Club Adviser:  Mary Januschka,

By Yerko Besmalinovic
Vice President

Phi Theta Kappa has been hard at work as usual. Cambridge Campus Phi Theta Kappa and individual members earned awards at Minn-Kota Regional Convention:
The chapter was not only the co-host of the convention with Normandale Community College on Feb. 28-March 1 but also earned several awards including: 1) 5 Star chapter, as always! 2) First place, best yearbook. 3) Runner-up for Distinguished Chapter Officer – Kathleen Fisher. 4) 3rd runner-up for most distinguished chapter (in 3-state region). 5) Continued excellence for advisor award – Kathleen Hoffman. 6) Alum Award – Davidson Blanchard (also at the international level).
Finally, as soon as the snow melts we will be doing our river clean up. The date is TBD.
Contact club president Lydia Cameron at

By William Breen
Club adviser

The Creative Writing Club will finish the year with an Open Mic on May 7 and a group writing project.
Club members are already making plans for next year, including a sight-seeing trip to Minneapolis for writing inspiration. Be sure to grab a free copy of this year’s Spirit River Review from one of various locations around campus.

By Joseph Kelzenberg

Five members of Hearts Ablaze will be attending the Jesus Culture conference June 27-28.  We will be driving down to the convention center in Minneapolis where it is located to listen to speakers as well as hear some great music. The list of speakers is Banning Liebscher, Kim Walker-Smith, Scott Thompson, Reinhard Bonnke, and for worship music there will be Jesus Culture, Bryan and Katie Torwalt, Derek Johnson, and Kristene Dimarco.
Hearts Ablaze is involved in many service activities such as Feed My Starving Children, Operation Christmas Child and others.
The club meets every Wednesday in F106 from noon-1 p.m.
Contact Joseph Kelzenberg,

By Bonnie Boese
Club adviser

The Literacy Club meets every Monday evening at 5:30 to read at Gracepoint Nursing Home. The club also holds regular planning meeting and had a Literacy Club Tent for Little Ones on Apr. 19 during the Earth Friendly Fair Day!  Everyone is welcome!!

By Isabelle Schmidt
Club adviser

The Vet’s Club is one of several opportunities for veterans to be involved socially and academically on the Cambridge Campus. The club meets weekly. This past year students have several luncheons for club members and participated in a Health Fair, Civil War ceremony and the National Student Veterans of America Conference at Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Vet’s Club is separate and different from the Campus Vet’s Center, the Counseling Therapy Sessions available on campus by the St. Paul Vet’s Center Staff, the Academic Advising for veterans and the Campus Academic Certification each semester.
Each year the members of the Vet’s Club determine what social, campus or community events to participate in. The purpose of the Campus Vet’s Club is to promote a sense of community, organize events relevant to veterans, educate the Cambridge Campus on issues related to veterans, provide opportunities for community outreach through coordination with community partners and encourage general public awareness of the Vet’s Club purpose.
For more information contact the Vet’s Club Adviser Isabelle Schmidt,, 763-433-1844.

By Angela Giese
Club secretary

The SNA wrapped up a busy semester with a campus relaxation day on May 6 from 1:30-4:30 in F223. The event included water bottles for sale and snacks provided by the club.
Other activities spring semester included: attending the State Student Nurses Association convention at St. Catherine University in St. Paul on March 1; yoga instruction; the Spring into Preparedness Workshop on March 28; a Red Cross blood drive; attending the National Student Nurses Association Convention in Nashville, Tenn., a Hurst Review info session and resume reviews.
Not a member? Join us! Club meetings include snacks, prizes, speakers, fun activities! Also, looks great on a resume!
Not a nursing student yet? Not a problem! The Student Nurses Association is not only for those who are already nursing students. It is for people like YOU; Students who are interested in a nursing career, regardless of when or where you decide to get that degree. So, don’t waste time, join us today! Check us out! Come to a meeting and decide for yourself.
More information: Adviser Gwen O’Brien,

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